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  • Free speech not so free when discussing gay rights

    Once, Social Security was the "third rail" of politics. Touch it and face political death. Now it is homosexuality. Criticize anything gay people do and you risk ostracism, fines, suspension or loss of your livelihood. Michael Sam, the first openly gay...
  • Sighting: Bulls' Jimmy Butler attends country music festival

    Sighting: Bulls' Jimmy Butler attends country music festival
    Jimmy Butler’s Taylor Swift sing along in the Bulls locker room earlier this year makes a little more sense now. The Bulls guard was on hand Friday for the country music festival, Windy City Smokeout, at Grand Avenue and the Chicago River. Ex-Bear...
  • A bounty of fall sonics, from Swift to Prince

    A bounty of fall sonics, from Swift to Prince
    The fall always brings a windfall of new music, and this year is no exception. Albums are expected by everyone from Taylor Swift to Shellac, and Jason Aldean to Aphex Twin. Prince is back in a big way, and the dream team is at it again — who else...
  • Friday Coda: Fly Lo, Aphex Twin, Tracey Thorn, U2, Apple and more

    Friday Coda: Fly Lo, Aphex Twin, Tracey Thorn, U2, Apple and more
    Booty, beauty, beats and Kate Bush. Below, a rundown of some of what happened this week in popular music.  -- A few decades from now, when music historians are writing the tome of Los Angeles in the early part of the century, two names will be at the...
  • REVIEW: The Fresh Beat Band at Allentown Fair isn't your parents' (or your) children's music

    REVIEW: The Fresh Beat Band at Allentown Fair isn't your parents' (or your) children's music
    It would be easy to jokingly criticize Nickelodeon TV’s The Fresh Beat Band, which headlined the grandstand at Allentown Fair on Sunday, as playing music that’s simplistic and having lyrics that are juvenile (Get it? A kid’s band with...
  • Ed Sheeran multiplies his star quotient

    It's a story as old as Bob Dylan: a guitar-toting young troubadour heads to the city, gets a deal, hits it big and then goes electric. In 2014, his name is Ed Sheeran, he's 23 and from a coastal town two hours from London. His new record, "x," arrives...
  • Classical recording label Cedille marks 25 years

    Classical recording label Cedille marks 25 years
    For a quarter of a century, the feisty little indie label Cedille Records has stood out as a plucky survivor in a domestic classical recording business that has been buffeted by a slumping economy, vanishing retail stores, the inexorable advance of pop...
  • Ed Sheeran becomes a rapper (!) on 'X'

    Ed Sheeran becomes a rapper (!) on 'X'
    **1/2 (out of 4) Busker-turned-pop superstar Ed Sheeran has spent years touring extensively with Taylor Swift, and the pairing couldn’t have been more fitting. On the English singer’s 2011 breakout “+,” Sheeran’s songs...
  • Ice Buckets, Taylor Swift and Family Fun!

    Ice Buckets, Taylor Swift and Family Fun!
    On the last day of a blissful, relaxing vacation, full of laughing, swimming and board games, our eldest son accepted the now-infamous Ice Bucket Challenge, in support of those with ALS, also referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Honestly, the whole...
  • Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week

    Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week
    Here are the Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week:   1.       MADE IN AMERICA FESTIVAL Kanye West and the National on Aug. 30. On Aug. 31, Pharell Williams, Kings of Leon, Tiesto and Kongos, who just headlined a show at Musikfest Cafe in Bethlehem....
  • Ed Sheeran at Staples Center: The boy next door steals hearts

    Ed Sheeran at Staples Center: The boy next door steals hearts
    In 2012, a hard-strumming British singer named Ed Sheeran performed his first Los Angeles gig at the tiny Hotel Cafe, capacity 165. Roughly a year later, the young beatbox troubadour sold out the Nokia Theatre on his 22nd birthday -- capacity 7,100....